product description page

Rambling On : An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab (Reprint) (Paperback) (Bohumil Hrabal)

Rambling On : An Apprentice's Guide to the Gift of the Gab (Reprint) (Paperback) (Bohumil Hrabal) - image 1 of 1

About this item

Novelist Bohumil Hrabal was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and he spent decades working at a variety of laboring jobs before turning to writing in his late forties. From that point, he quickly made his mark on the Czech literary scene; by the time of his death he was ranked with Jaroslav Hašek, Karel Capek, and Milan Kundera as among the nation’s greatest twentieth-century writers. Hrabal’s fiction blends tragedy with humor and explores the anguish of intellectuals and ordinary people alike from a slightly surreal perspective. His work ranges from novels and poems to film scripts and essays. Rambling On is a collection of stories set in Hrabal’s Kersko. Several of the stories were written before the 1968 Soviet invasion of Prague but had to be reworked when they were rejected by Communist censorship during the 1970s. This edition features the original, uncensored versions of those stories.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 212
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Modern Czech Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Bohumil Hrabal
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 51755323
UPC: 9788024632865
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-6567
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.

Guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.